Human Resource Management (Acc)

The Human Resource Management major develops the knowledge and skills necessary for management of the human resource function within an organization. Students develop interpersonal as well as technical skills in areas such as employment practices, staffing, compensation and benefits, training, and change management. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Student learning outcomes for this major include the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate effective writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills;
  2. Apply business management skills that successfully create a diverse workforce to achieve organizational goals;
  3. Recognize, clarify and apply important federal and state legislation, case law decisions, and executive orders that affect the employment relationship;
  4. Analyze a compensation plan that identifies and describes plan objectives, salary structure and fringe benefits;
  5. Identify organizational needs for safety plans in multiple areas governed by OSHA related to employee health, safety, and security;
  6. Engage management techniques that integrate employee and organizational development with leadership;
  7. Organize strategies for the recruitment, selection, training, retention, and development of employees;
  8. Gain an understanding of the elements of strategic planning for workforce and human resource development;
  9. Identify and describe the elements of servant leadership which apply to the work of the human resource professional.


Post-Traditional Core Requirements44
School of Business Core Requirements18
Major Requirements21
Total Hours120

Business School Core Courses

BUS 272Organizational Management Principles3
Business Statistics (Counts as Mathematics Post-Traditional Core)
MGMT 336Human Resource Management3
MGMT 450International Business3
MGMT 472Managing Change3
MGMT 345Diversity, Inclusion, and Human Relations3
BUS 453Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)3
Total Hours18

Major Courses

Required Courses
LA 115Student Success Strategies3
Interpersonal Communication (Counts as Communication and Language Post-Traditional Core)
Intercultural Communication (Counts as Society and Culture Post-Traditional Core)
College Writing (Counts as Communication and Language Post-Traditional Core)
Social Psychology in the Workplace (Counts as Human Beings and Being Human Post-Traditional Core)
Heritage of Faith (Counts as Common Core Experience Post-Traditional Core)
BUS 265Employment and Labor Relations3
BUS 266Staffing3
BUS 388Compensation and Benefits3
BUS 434Training and Employee Development3
BUS 368Philosophy of Values & Ethics3
BUS 473Integrative Project: HR Management3
Total Hours21